Pure Raw vegan training and breatharians in Bali – day 4
After day 3 of our training, I got my period at 5 am so I got more emotional, feeling like spending my day in bed alone. But I still followed my purpose of waking up for yoga every day so made it there.
Singing and sharing
This morning we sang Listen to your body, hear your soul.
Practice makes perfect.
With the full raw vegan diet only on the course, some of us started to experience light detox already, me included, as I was not 100% raw just before the training.
It’s OK for you to get emotional. It’s OK for you to cry. No being tough. It’s the reason why you are doing that.We Westerners tend to do everything on our own but it’s OK to ask for help.Don’t be rigid, don’t resist to what is happening.When you feel stuck emotionally, you need sauna, sweat, get circulation moving, get some support with healers, or get a hug.You shouldn’t feel guilty for finding time for yourself. You shouldn’t feel weird for the thoughts you have as most of us have the same.
During this sharing circle I realized one thing. Where you are a stranger somewhere, usually people invite you to do things with them, they are interested in your story. But that’s not so normal in a place where you live. This is exactly one of the reasons why I love traveling.
During the training we were getting two 660 ml bottles – one of green juice and one of kangen water with or without lemon (our choice) that wer included in the course price.
Nuts and dehydrated raw foods are difficult to digest so if you are changing your diet to raw, it can take a few days to move your intestines, as they are getting different food than before. The old stuff is stuck there so you need to drink a lot to keep it moving.
GI – gastrointestinal tract is where all the digestion happens from the mouth to the rectum.
Digestion begins in your mind so you need to salivate properly. Your teeth masticate the food into smaller parts mixing them with saliva which sends a signal to your brain that your body should prepare for digestion.
In the stomach there is strong acid of about 2 pH (the same as coca cola) which breaks down food into chyme (the mixture of slash of food and stomach juices).
Your stomach can hold 1 to 2 l of food/liquids at once, then it hurts when you give it more.
Then the food continues to the small intestine which is 23 feet long (7 metres) and consists of 3 parts: duodenum, jejunum, ileum. The first 2 parts interact with liver and gall bladder (it pulls out cholesterol and decides what is fat.) The small intestine digests carbs, fats, proteins and absorbs nutrients.
Chewing food is SUPER IMPORTANT as otherwise it’s not mashed enough to get absorbed into the blood.
Large intestine have villi and micro-villi which get full when you don’t drink enough and eat just traditional diet.
The undigested food gets stuck in the body as fat – e.g. in the belly, butt, thighs etc.
Large intestine 5 feet is long (approx. 1.5 metre) and starts with cecum that empties the waste into the lower part of the ascending colon, then transverse colon, through descending colon into rectum.
Each person has altogether around 30 feet of intestines (8.5 metres.)
Stinky gas is a sign of fermentation in the intestines because the waste was there for too long so after a while you feel low energy.
The nods in the intestines are pushing the waste to lymphatic system which gets all the waste.
Because raw food contain enzymes, high water, oxygen, bio-electrical current, vitamins and minerals, can be easily absorbed.
”We know so much more about our gadgets (phone, laptop, car etc.) than about our digestion and organs.”
Our autonomic nervous system consists of two systems: parasympathetic (when we are in rest, digestion, urination, sex etc.) and sympathetic system (it is responsible for fire and fight without me even noticing
When you are tight, stressed, in a bad mood, emotionally disconnected etc. then you cannot digest food properly so you should avoid eating in those situations.
On raw food you don’t feel any mucus in your mouth and on your teeth compared to eating traditional food (after waking up in the morning.)
Endocrine system = hormonal system telling entire body what to do.
Knowledge is power.
Find out what you can do for your body. Don’t complain about being sick and eating so many pills. Do something about it, instead.
Do not drink when you eat. Liquids wash out the enzymes in the digestive system. So drink 30 minutes before and even later after eating, but not with the meals.
When your body is too acidic, you get acid reflux. The allergens (meat, dairy, flour, sugar) and improperly combined food, together with chocolate and cashews rub the flora in your belly so the unhealthy bacteria begins to grow. The acid leaks out into your blood and you get ”fire burns.”
People with acid reflux have also candida, for sure, as their body is too acidic.
Motivate others to be healthier
- find out what they are willing to change/remove/lower down the size
- take out the most toxic thing out of their life first, get rid of that habit
- help them to go through the emotional problems
- remember you cannot make them to be willing to change something if they do not want it themselves
- be their inspiration so they see what you are doing and what works for you
I had to sort out some things in Ubud town, move into a different place and meet up with a friend so I missed the cooking lesson with raw vegan chef Jillian Love. The rest of the group there prepared meals, such as pizza crusts, carob macaroons and nutty burgers.
Breatharians in Bali
We had an hour talk with breatharian Atlantis from Atlanta, Georgia is now 33 years old (in 2015.)
Breatharian is a person who does not eat any food. Some do drink, though. Atlantis looked vibrant and alive and it was super interesting to listen to her story.
“I rejected seeking outside of myself for wholeness.”
“People ask me where my energy comes from. And I am like I am energy. What are you talking about?” made me laugh.
”The reality when perfect love and life are not true is not what I believe it.”
”It feels like my all life is perfectly orchestrated the way I want it. People always find me, the timing is always perfect.”
Atlantis still drinks water, cucumber juice with water, lemon tea and every month or two she has a little bit of food. The last thing she ate two months before this course in November was Thai curry.
You begin to see energetically what feels good to you and what doesn’t. If you eat all the time, you don’t get that.
“My body knows if I am fine or not, if everything is where it should be or if there is anything out of place. The first thing is me, if I am in the right situation.”
She also teaches that via Skype. The people she is dealing with lose weight but they don’t tend to eat much as their body don’t tell them they need to eat. She thinks we need to be very responsible when guiding other people and use science and not just inspiration.
”It seems to me that once you get out of any sugar, your body doesn’t care about food then at all.”
Her challenge is to find enough places to put so much energy she has into. She needs to be constantly directing the energy somewhere all the time.She paints 8 hours a day and dances a lot and only discovered these things when not eating.She wants to do everything but there’s not enough time. So just does what she really wants. The kids do exactly that, too.
”I find some pleasure in my own body instead of looking for it outside, e.g. with food.”
Maybe the desire to eat is the desire to move? 🙂
”Many people get what I mean just being around me because of the vibration. It’s the same when I am around other breatharians, such as Victor who doesn’t even drink water.”
“I am perfect and I don’t let anything into my reality that doesn’t support that. This is what I came to the Earth for.”
We have so much emotional attachment to food, it’s incredible.
”Show up now. Be here in this right moment and be the perfection you already are. Anything else is just the beliefs we have.”
Atlantis can feel who feels hungry around her as the energy is different. She can also feel when people get stuck in their thoughts.
But she knows she is just energy and doesn’t need anything else.
There’s a handful of other breatharians in Bali nowadays.
Have you ever heard of breatharians? Have you met one? What do you think about it? Share in the comments.
Here you can read more about Pure Raw training – day 5.
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For more information about Pure Raw vegan courses, please check Amy Rachelle website. I am eternally grateful for being part of the training which made me a better person.